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Gordon was born on February 14, 1935, in St. Johnsbury, VT, son to the late Luther and Marion (Wilkins) Ely. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in the Class of 1953. He worked as a mechanic and spent the last 34 years of his career at Mekkelsen RV Trailer Services. Gordon enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle, and snowmobiling, along with stock car racing at Northeast Speedway in his younger years with life-long friend, Junior Densmore.
He is survived by 2 sons: Gary Ely (Val) , Brian Ely, and daughter: Linda Newland (Brian) all of East Burke, daughter-in-law: Cindy Ely of Bradford, VT, grandchildren: Patricia Switser (Ben), Philip Newland (Jess) , Evan Newland, Jeremy Ely (Holly), Greg Ely (Stephanie) , Heather Ely, Jessica Lund (Matt), great-grandchildren: Holden, Grant, & Jerzie Newland, Able & Sawyer Brown, Shelby and Whitney Ely, Lucas & Natalie Ely, Chase & Grace Lund, Jace Ely and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his Mother: Marion Sheltra and his father: Luther “Sunshine” Ely, daughter: Barbara Jean Ely and great-granddaughter: Prezlie Louise Newland, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and his half-brother: Gary Ely.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Howland Cemetery in West Burke on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10 AM.
There will be no Calling Hours.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
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